I love a good deal. I'm a sucker for advertising (and I have a years' worth the Omaha steaks in my freezer to prove it.) Put the two together and I am Groupon's target audience. I'm pretty sure the inventor of Groupon watches for my username to show up and then snickers to himself as I spend my last dollar on the day's next great deal.
I especially love (other than the killer good deals) the tiny blurb that Groupon writes about the company on the bottom left half of the page - you know, after the list of deal details.
Anyway, more than all of these things I LOVE Christmas advertising. So when I read Groupon's little sarcastic/morbid tagline for Ethan Allen I was caught off-guard and laughed out loud. Today's groupon read:
"Every time someone sleeps on a floor, eats dinner off a cardboard table, or uses a Rubbermaid tub as an ottoman, an angel gets sucked into a jet engine."
Don't get the Christmas connection? Think 'It's A Wonderful Life.'
"Every time time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings!" (Sweetest line from a movie ever.)